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Mike Tyson defies age to keep fans hooked in bout against Jake Paul

At 58 years old, boxing legend Mike Tyson continues to captivate audiences worldwide, with fans eagerly anticipating his upcoming showdown against Jake Paul on July 20 in Texas. Despite his age, Tyson remains a crowd puller, drawing immense interest from spectators eager to witness the former heavyweight champion in action.

The highly anticipated bout between Tyson and the YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul is set to take place at the iconic 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium in Arlington, with streaming available on Netflix. Reflecting on his enduring popularity, Tyson remarked, “I’m 58 and what? I’m getting billions of views… about fighting.”

With a formidable record of 50-6, including 44 knockouts, Tyson’s prowess in the ring is undeniable. His opponent, Paul, recognising the public’s fascination with Tyson, eagerly accepted the challenge. Tyson quipped, “Why you think he wants to fight me and not anybody else? Everybody wants to fight him, all the boxers want to fight him.”

In Tyson’s view, the allure of the fight lies in his ability to draw a massive audience, unlike many other athletes. He emphasised, “Who at 58 could sell out an 80,000-seat arena?” This sentiment underscores Tyson’s enduring appeal and the widespread anticipation surrounding the upcoming bout.


While the fight has yet to be officially announced, reports suggest it will likely be designated as an exhibition. This designation would entail modified rules, including shorter rounds and heavier gloves, ensuring the safety of the competitors while maintaining excitement for viewers.

As Tyson prepares to step back into the ring for the first time since his exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. in November 2020, the boxing world eagerly awaits the spectacle of two formidable opponents facing off in a clash of generations.

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